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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/17/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone also has a lot of body aches in the morning or while sleeping.  For the past two weeks I have notice that my aches in my body is getting worse.  In the morning I can hardly walk on my feet and my fingers feel locked in the bent position.  I feel stiff most of the day but moveable.  Would this still be dealing with the chrons or is this probably something else I am going to have to deal with?

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/17/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven not noticed that but I have found that my joints have been hurting more recently as well as my carpal tunnel starting to hurt again. I do sleep on my side and I barely toss and turn once asleep. I sleep on my left side until my husband leaves for work then I switch to my right side. What I find from time to time and again this has started recently again too is severe pain in my hips. The part of bone that you feel at your side where your legs connect to your pelvis. Those bones that touch the bed hurt like crazy and when gettig up to walk it actually is painful in those areas too. I would sleep on my back but I have a lap cat and my fistula area is sensitive so if I were to sleep on my back and if he were to jump up and lay on my stomach I would probably bolt up out of pain in bed.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/17/2007 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
it might be worth getting your GI to refer you to a rheumotologist as it could be possible that you have inflammation in your joints, it goes hand in hand with Crohns, 30% of people with Crohn's has reactionary arthritis which is different to rheumotoid arthritis as it doesn't permanently damage the joints and usually only occurs when there is other inflammation in the body i.e. the gut, but can occur sometimes on its own.
I have sacroiliitis (inflammation in the hip sockets) and in my fingers wrist and jaw. As the weathers getting colder it gets worse so one thing I find helps is sleeping with a hot water bottle to keep your joints warm overnight (if you're having trouble with your back or hips try lying with it on or underneath the affected area) and hot baths or showers in the morning help ease it along with gentle exercises to help disperse some of the fluid that settles in the joints overnight that causes the stiffness.
I hope maybe some of that may help you?

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with with lilcrohnieUK that you need to get a refer you to a Rheumotolagist to make sure that you are not dealing with another form of arthritis.It is not uncommon for us crohnies to have joint pain but it would be worth looking into.I was like you and come to find out I have RA and OAwhile the RA is not an auto immune disease OA is.I wish well and please let us know how you are doing.

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